If you're looking for a dessert that's easy to make for a backyard barbecue or family get together, these tart cherry hand pies are perfect. The dessert takes just 30 minutes to make and is great for sweetening up your summer.
Recipe courtesy of Emily Caruso, jellytoastblog.com, provided by Choose Cherries
- 1/2 Cup frozen Montmorency Tart Cherries
- 1/4 Cup dried Montmorency Tart Cherries
- 2 Tablespoons cane sugar
- 1 Tablespoon corn starch
- 1 refrigerated pie crust, or 1/2 recipe homemade pie crust
- 1 egg
- 2 Teaspoons turbinado sugar
- chocolate sauce for serving (optional)
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
In a medium size bowl, mix together frozen Montmorency Tart Cherries, dried Montmorency Tart Cherries, cane sugar, and corn starch.
Unroll pie crust and cut into 4 – 4inch circles.
Place pie crust circles onto prepared baking sheet.
Divide cherry mixture evenly among the centered of the pie crust circles.
Carefully fold over the circles forming half circles.
Use fingers or a fork to crimp edges closed.
Beat egg and water together and brush on the tops of each hand pie.
Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Using a paring knife, slice 3 small slits in the top of each pie.
Bake pies for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with chocolate sauce for dipping, if desired.